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Shoulder Cozy (Adult) Using Manos Serpentina

Shoulder Cozy (Adult) Using Manos Serpentina





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The Design

"Fluffy guard against the chill."

We’ve called it a capelet. And a poncho. And a cowl. And perhaps . . . a snood? We love seeing what happens when we just keep knitting away at our cherished Shoulder Cozy. The wide, bell shape that fits around your shoulders and a generous, cowl collar defies all chilly drafts!

We knit this version of our Shoulder Cozy with Manos del Uruguay’s fun, festive Serpentina. This aran-weight yarn has a delicate, twisted effect that mimics the paper streamers that fill the air during carnivale. The charming, hand-dyed, thick-and-thin strand has vibrant colors twirling together throughout!

The Details

Without cowl: Approx. 9 ( 11, 16, 18)"/ 23 (28, 41, 46)cm long when laid flat, after blocking.
With cowl: Approx. 13 1/2 (16 1/2, 24, 26)"/34 (42, 61, 66 )cm long when laid flat, after blocking.

To fit 4-7 year old (8-12 year old, Adult S/M, Adult L/XL).
Instructions are given for 4-7 year old size, with larger sizes in parentheses ().

Without cowl: 1 (2, 2, 3) skeins Manos Serpentina (142 yds/130m each). Or approx. 115, (155, 284, 340) yds/105 (142, 260, 310)m of an equivalent chunky-weight yarn.

With cowl: 1 (2, 3, 3) skeins Manos Serpentina (142 yds/130m each). Or approx 142 (205, 390, 426) yds/130 (187, 357, 390)m of an equivalent chunky-weight yarn.

Shown in Adult S/M with cowl. We knit this Shoulder Cozy in Color 1562, which is no longer available, but color 1977 Rosalind Franklin is a great alternative!

US 15 (10mm) 24"/60cm circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.

Approx. 9 sts = 4"/10cm in garter stitch, after blocking.

Don't be tempted to work another cast-on method here. You really do want the stretch of the e-loop around the bottom where it will hit both your bust and your arms.

At the same time, don't work a traditional bind-off on this piece. Follow our instructions and work it loosely. If you have to, pull it out and try again. You're after a relaxed, stretchy neck edge so that you can style the finished piece in a variety of ways.

Digital Shoulder Cozy pattern. (Download)

Printed Shoulder Cozy pattern. (Requires shipping).

Free Digital Adaptation for Manos Serpentina. (Download)

COLOR: 1579 Gabriela. The color of spring! Creamy white shot through with pastel green, purple, and yellow.

COLOR: 1276 Rigoberta Menchu. Candy store. Hot pink with streaks of bright blue, neon green, dazzling orange, and a few shades of purple thrown in for good measure.

COLOR: 1666 Malala. Greyish white fades into dark charcoal, with pops of magenta, orange, and yellow.

COLOR: 1716 Frida. A piñata in a yarn! Creamy white, varying shades of pastel purple and green, and pops of bright yellow, red, and pink.

COLOR: 1442 Georgia O'Keeffe. White with the faintest hint of blue shifts through light sky all the way to rich lagoon. Streaks of purple and yellow.

COLOR: 1563 Amelia. White and pastel green with surprise spots of sky blue, navy, and spring pollen.

COLOR: 1562. Off white with streaks of dark denim blue.

COLOR: 1560 Florence Nightengale. Off white with orangey red and dark blueish grey.

COLOR: 1977 Rosalind Franklin. Variegated white, coal and graphite.